City tour walk – Hoan Kiem lake – June 10 2018
William – from Netherlands and his wife joined in our city walk on June 10.
Hoan Kiem Lake, Post office, Ngoc Son temple, The Huc Bridge, Walking Street. Are those places familiar with you? We bet you will say yes because every weekend you probably often spend time in this area hanging out with family and friends, drinking beer and people watching …and you think that there isn’t anything you don’t know about the area. Hold on and give us a chance to show to you a different new view of this special place as William did.
William is from the Netherlands. He and his wife moved to Hanoi 1 year ago and now he is working at Metropole Hotel as General Manager. Through advice from one of his friend, he and his wife registered to join in our walk.
We met in front of Ly Thai To statue (12 Le Lai Street) at 9 a.m and together we enjoyed a wonderful Sunday morning walk around Hoan Kiem Lake discussing its points of interest, the stories, history, legends and traditions.
William said that he learned a lot about Hoan Kiem lake area’s history and its beauty in an interesting and charming way – which was thanks to our guide (Mr Alvaro). He and his wife plan to join other activities like city tour walks, watching movies, excursions to traditional villages etc. in the near future and especially the Water puppets show which be held on Saturday June 23.
Ronke – from Nigeria and her sister joined in our city walk on June 10.
She has lived in Hanoi for 3 years and said she fell in love with Vietnam at first sight. We found out that she wore a nice T-shirt bearing the Vietnam map showing many places familiar to Vietnamese people. When we asked her how many places has she visited in Vietnam, she said over 15 cities and provinces and she was especially impressed by the wealth of the Me Kong Delta such as its nature, people personalities, agriculture. Last year she spent most of the summer in Ha Giang finding out about local life and discovering the beauty of rice season in here.
She said that she was very happy to have a chance to join in our city tour walk. “The tour was very informative, the main purpose was very clear and the guide was just perfect and knowledgeable about the places which we visited. Alvaro talked not too fast not too slow and easy to follow up. “said Ronke.
After taking this tour, she definitely plans to sign up as a new FVH member and is looking forward to more FVH events.
Many thanks from Friends of Vietnam Heritage Group.
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